Preparing your Child for the CAASPP: Taking Practice Tests
As SWSD students are preparing to take the SBAC as a part of the CAASPP testing, students can take practice tests at home to prepare and understand the type of questions they will be given.
If you currently have a student enrolled at SWSD in grades third and up, you may want to walk through the practice test with them. This practice can help your student understand testing format and features, and is a great opportunity for them to know what type of questions they will be asked.
To see a practice test, visit the California Department of Education’s (CDE’s) Smarter Balanced Practice Tests Web page: https://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sa/practicetest.asp
The tests are part of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress System, or better known as CAASPP, and are one element of information that helps teachers, parents, and the student understand how well the student is meeting their grade level’s expectations.
The Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment tests will be taken in April and May. The English language arts and math tests will not be taken on the same day. The tests will include critical thinking and problem solving questions. These assessments are not timed, so students will have plenty of time to complete their tests.
For more information about the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments you can visit: https://bealearninghero.org/in-the-classroom/smarter-balanced/